Type 2 Joint Position Statement Toolkit Now Available!

In 2015, a joint position statement that defines the four times when a referral for diabetes self-management education and support is needed was published in The Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Care. It was developed by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

·  More recently, the organizations developed a toolkit to assist CDEs and others with sharing the information and recommendations included in the joint position statement.

·  Included are visual algorithms, PowerPoint slide presentations and a flyer designed for people with diabetes.

·  Also included are two templates: One is a letter to convince providers to refer to DSMES programs and the other is an abstract template that provides background language to support submission to various educational forums.

You can find the Joint Position Statement Toolkit here.